See A Sneak Peek Of ‘CMA Country Christmas’ Featuring Carly Pearce, Maren Morris, The War And Treaty & More

‘CMA Country Christmas’ will air on Thursday, December 8 at 9/8c on ABC.


Lauren Jo Black

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November 16, 2022


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Carly Pearce, Maren Morris, The War and Treaty; Photos by Josh Brasted/CMA

‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s time to get in the holiday spirit because the Country Music Association (CMA) just released the lineup for the 13th annual holiday television special, CMA Country Christmas.

The one-hour show will feature festive performances from Steven Curtis Chapman, Dan + Shay, Scotty McCreery, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Molly Tuttle, and The War And Treaty. 

The Country Music Association also revealed that Carly Pearce will return to host the 2022 CMA Country Christmas special. Pearce, who co-hosted the 12th annual CMA Country Christmas alongside Gabby Barrett, is “SO excited & honored to be your host again this year.”

The show will take viewers inside a beautifully decorated home reminiscent of classic Christmas television specials of the past, inviting viewers to sit back and enjoy the season in a warm and intimate setting with their families. 

Dan + Shay; Photo by Josh Brasted/CMA
Dan + Shay; Photo by Josh Brasted/CMA

In partnership with Balsam Hill, who provided realistic artificial Christmas trees and holiday decor, CMA will truly bring the magic of Christmas to life in the makeshift home. Information on the products seen on stage during the show can be found HERE.

A just-released CMA Country Christmas teaser clip gives fans a sneak peek of what’s to come as it showcases clips of performances with the artists decked out in holiday attire. 

Old Dominion; Photo by Josh Brasted/CMA

While it’s unclear which songs each artist will perform, fans did hear a teaser of Pearce belting out the lyrics of the timeless Christmas hit, “Here Comes Santa Claus.” 

Santa even makes an appearance in the clip.

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In 2021, Jimmie Allen, Louis York & The Shindellas, BRELAND, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson performed on the annual CMA Country Christmas special. 

CMA Country Christmas, which is a production of the Country Music Association, will air on Thursday, December 8 at 9/8c on ABC and the next day on Hulu Disney+. 

Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Milton Sneed is the director, and Jon Macks is the writer.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.